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Sports Wrap – September 20, 2012


THS Wall of Fame

Tooele High School is seeking applications for the annual Athletic Wall of Fame induction ceremony to be held on Friday, Oct. 5. Applications should include high school and post high school accomplishments and contributions (coaching, boosters, etc.) to THS. Submit applications to Ray Brazier, athletic director, at rbrazier@tooeleschools.org or 301 W. Vine St. Tooele, UT 84074.

Tooele volleyball

The Tooele volleyball team picked up steam as the match progressed Tuesday at Ben Lomond to win their third region game of the season 3-2 over the Scots. Scores were 23-25, 25-14, 18-25, 25-14 and 15-11. Tooele hosts Bear River tonight and Stansbury on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Domestic Violence 5K

A 5k run/walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 to help raise money for domestic violence awareness. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Elton Park Pavilion in Tooele. The run will start at 9 a.m. and the course is 4th North to Smelter Road to the Tooele Gun Club. Cost is $20 with all proceeds going to Domestic Violence Awareness.  The run is being organized by the Tooele Civic League General Federation of Women’s club. Domestic Violence Awareness is the International Signature Project for GFWC.

Parnelli Jones visits

American racing legend Parnelli Jones was scheduled to visit Miller Motorsports Park today to sign his photo on the Wall of Legends in Legends Hall at MMP. There are very few people in American motorsports who are instantly identifiable by only their first name — Mario, A.J. and Parnelli, to be precise. The 79-year-old Jones raced almost everything there was to race, and he won in everything in which he chose to race. He was a great racing driver and team owner. He is particularly special to MMP because the Tooele Valley motorsports park is the home of the Ford Racing Boss Track Attack, and Jones drove a Boss 302 Mustang to win the 1970 SCCA Trans-Am Championship, which was one of the most hard-fought and memorable road racing championships in American racing history. In 1961, Jones was co-Rookie of the Year at the Indianapolis 500. The next year, he became the first man to qualify at Indy over 150 mph. The year after that, he won the race. In offroad racing, he won the Mexican 1000 twice, as well as the Baja 500 and Mint 400 in a Ford Bronco. He had a total of six Indy Car wins.  He was inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and the  West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.

Off-road racing at MMP

The Ultra4 American Rock Sports Challenge returns to Miller Motorsports Park this Friday and Saturday bringing one of the most unique off-road events ever seen in Utah back for a second consecutive year. Ultra4 Racing grew out of a now-legendary off-road race called King of the Hammers, which was the result of a bet six years ago that culminated in a race for bragging rights and a case of beer among 13 friends. The King of the Hammers,  held annually in Johnson Valley, California, combines two of the most popular forms of off-roading — rock-crawling and high-speed off-road racing. That one epic race has now resulted in the Ultra4 Pro Racing Series, a three-race championship that includes the Ultra4 American Rock Sports Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park.

Youth hunting day

Hunters 15 years of age and younger will have Utah’s marshes —and the ducks and geese that go with them — all to themselves on Saturday, Sept. 22. That’s the day Utah hosts its annual Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day. Blair Stringham, migratory game bird coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, said taking young hunters into the marsh on Sept. 22 is the perfect way to get them interested in duck and goose hunting. Stringham said duck numbers peak in Utah in mid-September. “It’s the perfect time to be in the marsh,” he said. Youth hunters must be Hunter Education course graduates, have a current hunting license and Harvest Information Program (HIP) number, and be accompanied by an adult. More information about Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day, including the number of ducks and geese kids can take, is available on page 24 of the 2012 – 2013 Utah Waterfowl Guidebook. A draft copy of the guidebook is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks.

 

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